Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program (PCIMP)
The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.
Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.
Program start date
Program end date
Objectives of the program
The broad objectives of the program are to assess the quality of water and adjacent ecosystems in the Port Curtis region to determine trends over time. The program is designed to identify any potential areas for concern without assigning direct causality. The key objectives of the program are to:
Who is involved?
Contact details of lead organisation:admin♲pcimp.com.au
PCIMP consist of representatives from Gladstone industry, government (both local and state), research institutions and other stakeholders.
List of indicators monitored
Scale of program
Port Curtis (port-wide)
Brief description of sampling locations
54 water sites are used to assess the water quality of Port Curtis. The sites range from the Narrows in the north to Rodds Bay in the south. The intertidal monitoring component of PCIMP was conducted over 62 sites across the harbour until 2011. The scope of this part of the program is currently under review. PCIMP also measures the health of seagrass meadows in Port Curtis.
Frequency of monitoring
The water quality component of PCIMP is conducted quarterly (annually until 2011). The intertidal monitoring component was carried out every 3 years until 2011, this is currently under review. Additional monitoring is undertaken on an as needs basis.
Where is the program reported?
Last updated: 22 March 2013
This page should be cited as:
Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program (PCIMP), WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 20 December 2017, .